Alessandro Nivola

Alessandro Nivola

  • Highest Rated: 99% Selma (2014)
  • Lowest Rated: 22% The Eye (2008)
  • Birthday: Jun 28, 1972
  • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Often mistaken for British, Alessandro Nivola has established himself as one of the American actors most likely to assume a flawless English accent in his films. Nivola, whose combination of charismatic good looks, vowel-laden name, and work in a number of British films have both confused and delighted critics and viewers, is actually a product of the East Coast. The son of an Italian-born academic father and a Boston blue-blood mother, Nivola was born and raised in Boston. Taking an early interest in acting, he grew up attending drama camp in the summer and got an internship at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in Waterford, Connecticut, where he began acting on the stage. His love of acting continued while he was a student at the Tony Philips Exeter Academy and Yale University; by the time he was a sophomore at Yale, he had landed an agent and was making regular trips to New York City for auditions.Nivola got his first professional jobs with the Yale Repertory Theatre and a Seattle-based company. He broke into films in 1997 with a small role in Inventing the Abbotts and the more substantial part of Nicolas Cage's psychotic genius brother in John Woo's Face/Off. He then crossed the ocean, and the accent barrier, to star in the British noir drama I Want You (1998), which cast him as an enigmatic man with a dark past, and in Patricia Rozema's saucy adaptation of Mansfield Park (1998). It was the latter film that gave Nivola his first significant dose of recognition and respect, with critics and viewers alike marveling at his portrayal of the dashing and morally dubious Henry Crawford, not to mention his seamless English accent. Nivola again worked with a largely British cast and crew the following year to make Kenneth Branagh's musical version of Love's Labour's Lost (2000), in which he played a king whose vow to forsake love for intellectual enlightenment becomes severely jeopardized by the arrival of a comely French princess (Alicia Silverstone) and her ladies in waiting. That same year, he returned to the other side of the Atlantic to portray a Backstreet Boys-type singer in Mike Figgis' Time Code 2000, an experimental feature filmed entirely in one take. In the years to come, Nivola would remain a consistent presence on screen, appearing in movies like Junebug, Grace is Gone, and The Eye, as well as on the TV series The Company.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

83% The Art of Self-Defense Sensei 2019
30% The Red Sea Diving Resort Actor 2019
84% Disobedience Rabbi Dovid Kuperman 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here Senator Williams 2018
74% The Wizard of Lies Mark Madoff 2017
No Score Yet One Percent More Humid Gerald 2017
59% The Neon Demon Robert 2016
90% A Most Violent Year Peter Forente 2015
No Score Yet Day Out of Days Liam 2015
99% Selma John Doar 2014
24% Devil's Knot Terry Hobbs $0.2M 2014
92% American Hustle Anthony Amado $99.2M 2013
78% Ginger & Rosa Roland $1.1M 2013
No Score Yet Untitled Ice Cube/David O. Russell Project Anthony Amado 2013
55% Janie Jones Ethan 2011
63% Howl Luther Nichols $0.7M 2010
63% Coco Before Chanel Boy Capel $6M 2009
71% The Girl in the Park Chris 2008
No Score Yet $5 a Day (Five Dollars a Day) Flynn 2008
22% The Eye Dr. Paul Faulkner $31.5M 2008
62% Grace Is Gone John Phillips 2007
No Score Yet The Company Leo Kritzky 2007
No Score Yet Goal Actor 2007
39% Goal II: Living the Dream Gavin Harris 2007
25% The Darwin Awards Actor 2006
30% The Sisters Andrew Prior 2006
42% Goal! The Dream Begins (Goal!: The Impossible Dream) Gavin Harris $4.3M 2005
87% Junebug George $2.5M 2005
42% Turning Green Bill the Bookie 2005
43% The Clearing Tim Hayes $5.6M 2004
No Score Yet Carolina Albert Morris 2004
68% Laurel Canyon Ian $3.6M 2003
49% Jurassic Park III Billy Brennan 2001
50% Love's Labour's Lost The King 2000
68% Timecode Joey Z 2000
77% Mansfield Park Henry Crawford 1999
43% Best Laid Plans Nick 1999
38% Reach the Rock Robin 1998
67% I Want You (Beloved) Martin 1998
92% Face/Off Pollux Troy 1997
31% Inventing the Abbotts Peter Vanlaningham 1997
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'The Ring' Noel 1996

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

89% Chimerica
2019
Lee Berger
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
62% Doll & Em
2014-2015
John Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
73% The Company
2007
Leo Kritzky
  • 2007

QUOTES FROM Alessandro Nivola CHARACTERS

Roland
You do realize that god is an invention ? Every man needs to struggle for his own authority.
Roland
There's a poetry in small spaces, isn't there?confinement can be utterly beautiful , but only if its a matter of choice .
Rosa
What do you mean?
Roland
Well , a prison cell ,on the contrary , is the ugliest expression of minimalism .
Pollux Troy
I am the only one in the family with looks now.
George
If I was a Philips screwdriver, where would I be?
Bryce
It's statutory. If she presses charges, I will go to jail!
Nick
I guess a second date's out of the question, then huh?
Alan Grant
I have never been on this island.
Paul Kirby
Sure you have. You wrote that book.
Billy Brennan
That was Isla Nublar, this is Isla Sorna. Site B.
Udesky
You mean there's two islands with dinosaurs-
Paul Kirby
Alright, could you stay out of this!
Alan Grant
How would you classify it Billy?
Billy Brennan
It's a super-predator: Suchomimus, the snout.
Alan Grant
Think bigger.
Billy Brennan
Baryonyx.
Alan Grant
Not with that sail. (shows him a tooth) Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.
Alan Grant
Not with that sail. [shows him a tooth] Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.
Billy Brennan
(takes the tooth) I don' t remember that one being on InGen's list.
Billy Brennan
[takes the tooth] I don' t remember that one being on InGen's list.
Alan Grant
Because it wasn't. Which makes you wonder what else they were up to.
Paul Kirby
[a loud roar rocks the jungle] What was that?
Billy Brennan
That's a Tyrannosaurus.
Alan Grant
I don't think so. It sounds bigger.
Robin
Wow! Shermer is West Chicago, Illinois. The jail is from the old police station on Mc Connel street.
Ethan
Janie is an incredible young woman. Thank you for bringing her into my life.
Pollux Troy
I want to take his face...off.
Pollux Troy
I want to take his face... off.
Boy Capel
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.